Astraware Launches 'Mahjong of the Day' App for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch; Updates Original Mahjong App

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PRESS RELEASE

Staffordshire, UK - October 13 2011 - Astraware® is proud to announce their latest app, Mahjong of the Day, is now available on the App Store for iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®. Mahjong of the Day compliments the company’s existing feature-rich Astraware Mahjong game, which includes 30+ puzzle layouts, an unlockable trophy tile set and a global daily puzzle challenge. Both games include brand new features found only in iOS 5, including Twitter integration and asynchronous turn-based gaming.

Mahjong Of The Day gives players four new downloadable mahjong puzzles every day. Once downloaded, players can complete the puzzles and submit their time to compare against other players on Astraware’s global leader board. Using the new iOS 5 Twitter integration players can brag about how quickly they solved the puzzle to their friends, or challenge a friend to best their time using the new asynchronous turn-based gaming feature.

“Casual game players don’t always like to admit it, but they can be very competitive - albeit in subtle ways,” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. “Being able to send challenges to your friends via this new Game Center feature is a great addition for players of this relaxing game who occasionally want a little more competitive challenge!”

The Mahjong Of The Day App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch or at  www.itunes.com/appstore/. Through In-App Purchase, players can purchase options to remove ads, buy a pack of 50 extra puzzles, or unlock all of the features found in Astraware Mahjong.

Alongside the release of Mahjong Of The Day, Astraware Mahjong has been updated with a completely redrawn and enhanced main tile set, which is also included in the free game. Astraware Mahjong also includes a selection of new tile sets to play with, and these are also available by purchasing an unlock in Mahjong Of The Day.

The Astraware Mahjong App is available for $2.99 from the App Store on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch or at  www.itunes.com/appstore/.

About Astraware

Founded in 1994 and incorporated in 2000, Astraware is a UK-based games studio that develops, publishes and distributes games for a wide range of smartphones and mobile devices. Some of the titles to come out of the Astraware studio include multi-award-winning Astraware Sudoku, Tradewinds 2 (developed under license from Sandlot Games), and Pazzazz Games' GTS World Racing.  Mobile gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 75 million copies of Astraware's products, and the company has customers in more than 100 countries.

For more information visit: http://www.astraware.com.

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Astraware® is the registered trademark of Astraware Limited in the U.S. and other territories. All rights reserved. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.  


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